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Title: Sustaining Community Media In COVID-19 Times

Dates: 03-05-2021, 10:00-16:00 (Time zone: 9:00 GMT)

Place: Cameroon Association Of Media Professionals (In presential )

Address: Coconut Highland Junction, 00237 Limbe

Description: The event shall bring together managers of 30 community media organs. They shall brainstorm on how to sustain their media organs, ensuring and mainstreaming protection for their staff with the threats of the second wave of the COVID-19.

Contacts: Tarhyang Enowbikah Tabe ( and Baiye Frida Ebai (

Title: Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration

Dates: 03-05-2021, O9-16:30

Place: Brazzaville, Congo (In presential)

Description: The event will include lectures,visits of media sites, movie projection. Many personalities of Médias environment as well as foreign guests will attend this celebration.

Contacts: Joseph Bahoua(

Title: Campagne mensuelle d'éducation aux Réseaux Sociaux

Dates: 03-05-2021 au 03-06-2021

Place: Académie Diplomatique PAX MUNDI & Organisation Mondiale de la Presse Diplomatique et l'ICEMCI (In presential)

Address: Centre de Formation TDS, 7ème tranche, rue de la "pâtisserie Eifel" Cell. 01 0202 4808, 16 BP. 993 ABIDJAN 16 - Côte d'Ivoire

Description: Atelier de formation pratique à l'utilisation des réseaux sociaux, les outils de montage photo, vidéo, la présentation des applications spécifiques de capture d'information, la question des FAKES NEWS, etc...

Mohammad Nanda Subkhi, a communication student and freelance designer was selected as the winner. The designsers Hanna Khairunnisa, Arif Priyono, and John Luwie Pascual were each awarded an honorable mention.

Contacts: Lord Ben ( and Docteur KARNA ZIAO (

Title: East Africa Editors Society are working with partners on making their contributions to the revision of the Windhoek Declaration

Dates: 03-05-2021, 08:00 - 13:00

Place: East Africa Editors Society (Hybrid)

Address: Nairobi

Description: The East Africa Editors Society (EAES) is convening the region to collate and discuss their input into the revision of the Windhoek Declaration, 30 years on. The convening sees countries from have their representatives from Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania engage regularly to collate input and contribute them to AFEX.

Contacts: Shitemi Khamadi (

Title: Public Good 30 Years of the Windhoek Declaration

Dates: 1-3-05-2021, 09h30 - 14h00

Place: Information as a Public Good 30 Years of the Windhoek Declaration (Online)

Address: Aus-blick, Windhoek

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Contacts: Alfredo T. Hengari ( and Klaudia Shityeni (

Title: World Press Freedom Day celebration in Uganda

Dates: 03 May 2021 (09:00 - 16:00)

Place: Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (Hybrid)

Address: Makerere Hill road, 256 Kampala

Description: This event will bring together media practitioners, civil society organisations and government representatives. It will discuss media freedom in the context of hybrid regimes, elections and Covid-19.

Contacts: Gerald Walulya (

Title: University of Iringa media day celebration

Dates: Date and Time: 21-05-2021, 08:00- 18:00 (Time zone: East Africa (Dodoma ))

Place: University of Iringa (In presential)

Address: 200, University of Iringa, Iringa

Description: This will be the celebration of the freedom of media where all university of Iringa journalist students and other officials will celebrate.

Contacts: Masala Sayi ( and Crispin Nyomoye.



Title: Head On Spotlight with Michael Robinson Chávez

Dates: 03-05-2021, 13:00 - 14:00 (Time zone: Sydney (AEST))

Place: Head On Foundation (Online)

Address: Sydney, Australia

Description: To mark World Press Freedom Day, our special May edition of Head On Spotlight will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Michael Robinson Chávez. Michael has had a remarkable career, working with the Washington Post, Associated Press, The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times.

This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme, ‘Information as a Public Good’ explores how to strengthen journalism and advance transparency. The past few years have highlighted the critical need for freedom of the press. 'Fake news' and misinformation have spread fast and world events have proved the need for the accurate and prompt spread of information.

Join us at 1pm Monday 3 May (Sydney time) to hear about Michael’s fascinating career, the stories behind his incredible images, and what it is like to work as a photojournalist in the U.S. at such a polarising time.


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Contacts: Anna Honan (

Title: WPFD 2021 at Community Radio Station level in Bangladesh

Dates: 3rd May 2021 Time: 09:30 - :9:30 pm (Time zone: +6 hours)

Place: Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (Hybrid)

Address: House: 9/4 Road:2 Dhaka, 1207 Dhaka


World Press Freedom Day 2018 is going to be observed in 21 Community Radio Station & Community Visual Radio stations level in rural Bangladesh on 3rd May 2021 with technical cooperation from Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC). In the meanwhile, community radio stations are preparing them for celebrating the World Press Freedom Day.

The theme for this year is Information as a Public Good in line with three key topics: Steps to ensure the economic viability of news media; Mechanisms for ensuring transparency of Internet companies and Enhanced Media and Information Literacy (MIL) capacities that enable people to recognize and value, as well as defend and demand, journalism as a vital part of information as a public good. In this occasion, Community Radio stations will arrange a special radio show, and magazine program in rural Bangladesh. The representative from media, practitioners, civil society members, administration and delegates from the different level of the society will be participated to the event.

Celebrating the day World Press Freedom Day 2021, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication is going to publish a booklet about Information as a Public Good in Bangladesh context."


Contacts: AHM Bazlur Rahman ( and Hiren Pandit (

Title: WPFD "information as a public Good" Iraqi celebration

Dates: 3 May 2021, 10:00 -14:00

Place: Baghdad (Online)

Address: Baghdad -Green Zone- UN compound, 00964 Baghdad, Iraq

Description: This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme “Information as a Public Good” calls to strengthen journalism, and to advance transparency and empowerment while leaving no one behind. It recognizes the changing communications system that is impacting our health, our human rights, democracies, and sustainable development. The ceremony aims to shed light on violations of journalists in Iraq and restrictions on freedoms. And calling on the government to provide better protection for female journalists and journalists. There is an urgent need to regulate the communications and information sector in Iraq because it represents today a revolution in information exchange, but it is chaotic and tainted with many problems that are classified as a specific determinant of the freedom of information exchange.

Contacts: Dhea Subhee (

Title: Tajikistan: Roundtable discussion dedicated to the World Press Freedom Day

Dates: 5 May 2021 (Time zone: UTC+5)

Place: UN House, Dushanbe, Kazakhstan (Hybrid)

Description: Aim: to commemorate the global Press Freedom Day and provide the information to participants and public about the WPFD 2021 topic and main messages, discuss the major problems around the press freedom, freedom of expression and access to information in Tajikistan with focus to media viability, sharing verified information and promoting information as a public good to ‘build back better’ in the post-COVID world (as per the global concept note).

Participants (up 30 participants face-to-face and through Zoom): national and regional media (editors), media lawyers, experts, government structures (Ministry of Culture, Ombudsman’s Office, Communication’s Service Office), media coalitions international agencies, UNCT members, Embassies.

Contacts: Krista Pikkat (

Title: Towards to Alma-Ata+30: Regional Forum to Celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2021

Dates: 30 April 2021 (Time zone: UTC+6)

Place: Almaty (Online)

Address: Baizakova st, 303, 050040 Almaty, Kazakhstan

Description: The Almaty Forum will be held online on 30 April 2021, in Russian with simultaneous translation into English, as part of the general celebration, from 14-30 to 16-00 (UTC + 6) and will bring together representatives of Russian speaking countries to discuss the three main thematic priorities in and propose a summary at the main event in Namibia:

- The viability of the media - Transparency of online platforms - Media and Information Literacy skills in times of disinformation and hate speech.


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Contacts: Krista Pikkat ( and Sergey Karpov (

Title: Live broadcast on the "Uzbekistan 24" radio channel to mark the World Press Freedom Day

Dates: 03-05-2021, 09:30 - 10:30 (Time zone: GMT+5)

Place: Tashkent House of Broadcasting and Sound Records, the studio of the Uzbekistan 24 radio station (In presential)

Address: 49, Makhtumkuli street, 100047 Tashkent

Description: The live radio broadcast will take the form of a public debate on the theme "Information as a Public Good". Young people, journalists, bloggers and media professionals are invited to take part in the discussion. It will be held under the auspices of the UNESCO Tashkent Office.

Contacts: Natalya Silkina ( and Nozima Tashpulatova




Title: Webinar on the Protection of Journalists

Dates: 03-05-2021, 9:00 - 10:00

Place: News Decoder (Online)

Address: Paris, France

Description: Threats to journalists’ safety are a threat to the public’s right to know and undermine democracy. News Decoder, in association with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is holding a global round table on the importance of protecting journalists. Open to the public, the webinar honoring World Press Freedom Day will feature two guest experts with extensive experience in defending the right of journalists to report the news safely: Robert Mahoney, Deputy Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Elaine Monaghan, Professor of Practice at Indiana University’s Media School. Students from News Decoder’s partner schools will participate on camera in the webinar.


Contacts: Tendayi Chirawu ( and Nelson Graves (

Title: Che giornalismo e verso quale Europa?

Dates: 03-05-2021,18:00 - 21:00 (GMT+1)

Place: Comité Européen des Journalistes (Hybrid)

Address: 60, Via Carlo Avolio, Roma

Description: Nel convegno in memoria di Adele Faccio trasmesso in diretta video da Radio Radicale, giornalisti ed editori europei riflettono insieme su giornalismo e democrazia, sulla necessità di armonizzare le normative sulla stampa a livello comunitario, per un dibattito che stimolato dai più controversi temi di attualità alimenti il disegno di nuovi paradigmi per il futuro dell'Europa.



Contacts: Massimo Gazze (

Title: Freedom of the press's historical and current problems in Italy

Dates: 03-05-2021, 10:30 (UTC +2)

Place: University of Bologna, Ossigeno per l'Informazione, Ordine dei Giornalisti (Hybrid)

Address: 2, Piazzetta Morandi, I - 40125 Bologna

Description: Round table on the history and topicality of the issue of freedom of the press - The debate will be broadcasted live on the social channels of the Master and Ossigeno per l'Informazione.


Carlo Verna, president of Order of Journalists,

Fulvio Cammarano, Master Director,

Alberto Spampinato (president of Ossigeno per l'Informazione (Oxygen for Information)

Luca Cobbe, historian of political thought and scholar of the theme of freedom of the press,

Giampiero Moscato, director of InCronaca, newspaper of the Master in Journalism,

Sabrina Pignedoli, member of European Parliament, former student of the Master,

Alberto Romagnoli, RAI correspondent,

Giovanni Rossi, president of the Emilia-Romagna Order of Journalists.

Contacts: Alberto Spampinato (

Title: The independence of the journalists and the citizens' right to information

Dates: 03-05-2021, 14:30-17:00 (UTC +2)

Place: University of Bologna, Ossigeno per l'Informazione, Ordine dei Giornalisti (Hybrid)

Address: 2, Piazzetta Morandi, I - 40125 Bologna

Description: Lecture by Alberto Spampinato, journalists, president of Ossigeno per l'Informazione (Oxigen for Information), for students of the Master in Journalism of the University of Bologna - It will be broadcasted by direct streaming on the Youtube channel of Ossigeno per l'Informazione

Contacts: Alberto Spampinato (

Title: Information as a public good and the risk of extinction of local information

Dates: 04-05-2021, 2021 (UTC +2)

Place: University of Palermo - Laboratory of Narrative Journalism - Corso Laurea Scienze della Comunicazione per la Cultura e le arti (Online)

Address: Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo

Description: Lecture on national and International rules and commitments, the memory of the journalists killed - The unpunished threats and the risk of extinction of local information - National rules and international jurisprudence – By Alberto Spampinato, tutor of the Laboratory; Marilù Mastrogiovanni, Chair of the Jury od UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize; Giuseppe F. Mennella, teacher of deontology of journalism at University of Roma Tor Vergata, Claudio Riolo, former professor at University of Palermo

Contacts: Alberto Spampinato (

Title: Inauguration of a bench dedicated to freedom of the press

Dates: 03-05-2021, 09:30-10:00

Place: University of Bologna, Italy (Hybrid)

Address: 2, Piazzetta Morandi, I - 40125 Bologna

Description: In the headquarters of the Master in Journalism (Monumental Complex of Santa Cristina). Speakers: the Rector prof. Francesco Ubertini, Carlo Verna (president of Italian Order of Journalists), Alberto Spampinato (president of Ossigeno per l'Informazione), professor Fulvio Cammarano (director of the Master in Journalism): professor Giacomo Manzoli (director of the Department of Arts); the journalist Giovanni Rossi (president of the Emilia-Romagna Order of Journalists)). The ceremony will be open to public participation (if this will be allowed by the measures in force to contain the infections from Covid-19) - The news bulletin and the “InCronaca” news bulletin, produced by the students of the Master and the social channels will spread news and images of the ceremony.

Contacts: Alberto Spampinato (



Title: Concurso de Periodismo Leona Vicario

Dates: 30-04-2021, 10:00

Place: Subsecretaría de Educación Media Superior del Estado de México (Online)

Address: Toluca, Estado de México

Description: Conmemoramos el natalicio de Leona Vicario, primera periodista de México, a la vez que conmemoramos el Día Mundial de Prensa.

Contacts: Guadalupe Rosel (

Title: Regional Forum in Latin America and the Caribbean, celebrating the World Press Freedom Day

Dates: 30-04-2021, 11.00 - 14.00

Place: UNESCO Montevideo (Online)

Address: Luis Piera 1992, 11300 Montevideo

Description: "In order to celebrate the WPFD, the Regional Office for Sciences of UNESCO for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo will organize a virtual Regional Forum for the region, which will take place on 30th April 2021 from 11:00 to 14:00, via Zoom.

The Organizations that will participate in the Forum will cover all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Programme of the event will result from the Regional Consultation held for this purpose, based on the following themes:

- The viability of the media; - Transparency of online platforms; - Media and Information Literacy skills in times of disinformation and hate speech."



Contacts: Cecilia González ( and Rosa González (